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"in so many words" in British English

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in so many words

directly, or in a way that makes it very ​clear what you ​mean: "Did he say he was ​unhappy with Anna?" "Well, not in so many words, but that was ​certainly the ​impression I got." I told her, in so many words, to ​stopinterfering.
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"in so many words" in American English

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in so many words

directly: I have never ​lied to him in so many words.
(Definition of in so many words from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “in so many words”
in Chinese (Simplified) 直截了当地,明确地…
in Chinese (Traditional) 直截了當地,明確地…
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